Born in 1976. Lives and works in Paris.
Paris, early 90′s, the streets of the capital are adorned with strange and special motifs : the Oediperies. Their
author, the young Alëxone, spits color, writings and unique characters. Some say he’s a sprayer or a graffiti artist,
according to the terminology… He has developed his personal technique on other supports than the usual urban
places. Always willing to experiment more, he maintains the street spirit. Alëxone has an instantly recognisable
style. Relationships of colors, materials, words, atypical characters.. The artist oscillates between urban poetry and
quiet majesty. His surrealist characters are portrayed in a crazy and colourful world where a sweet craziness exists.
Penguins with halos, flame-spitting horses or cross-eyed dogs create his absurd and chaotic animal world.
These animals are real graphic elements which change form and meaning from one art work to another. If we look at Alëxone’s talent under a microscope, we see in it the graffiti, pop culture, comic book, byzantine or illustration art, inspiring his artworks. Far from the rebel honour Alëxone convenes the big everyday icones as well as the great paintings, all with a touch of humour and irony which we find again in his work titles. His humour helps the public understand a piece of art work and it is a way for the artist to tease the viewer and thus create a closer relationship.
The underlying meaning allows him to maintain a lightness yet with a serious intention.
Alëxone’s detailed universe needs to be closely observed and analysed. However, there isn’t one interpretation, as everything is possible. He does more than working with superposition, transparence and volumes; he plays with the different mediums. He creates equally well on high class textiles or on photos.
His mix of styles can be found in his very original art partnerships. They are an integral part of his artistic work. His work is where one wouldn’t expect it to be…